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Wokingham Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy Set To Be Approved

Wokingham Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy Set To Be Approved

LEISURE STRATEGY SET TO BE APPROVED   This week (January 26) Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive is set to agree the implementation of the new Wokingham Borough Leisure Strategy.   The borough council needs a Leisure Strategy to guide the specification and procurement of a new leisure centres’ operational contract that will be introduced in May […]

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Winter driving advice with car maintenance checks

Winter driving advice with car maintenance checks

Winter driving in Wokingham To help Wokingham Borough residents to be as prepared as possible, Wokingham Borough Council’s road safety team is offering free winter driving advice and car maintenance checks at Tesco Superstore, Finchampstead Road from 11am to 3pm on Thursday (January 19).   The largest numbers of vehicle breakdowns occur during winter, so […]

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Peach Street Development

Peach Street Development

Peach Street in Wokingham The New Year sees the beginning of a new start for Wokingham Town Centre as Wokingham Borough Council’s regeneration project enters the most ambitious and exciting phase yet.   Work starting on Monday (January 9) will transform the outdated 1960s style Peach Street parade in to a high street fit for […]

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SCHOOL CAROLLERS RAISE THE ROOF FOR MAYOR’S CHARITY

SCHOOL CAROLLERS RAISE THE ROOF FOR MAYOR’S CHARITY

Wokingham schools raise roof for mayor at Loddon Valley Leisuire Centre More than 400 school children and 1,000 parents gathered at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley on Sunday (December 11) to sing carols at the annual Wokingham Borough primary schools’ carol concert.   Berkshire Maestros Alongside the Berkshire Maestros Corelli Orchestra, led by […]

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WOKINGHAM CHRISTMAS RECYCLING AND WASTE INFORMATION

WOKINGHAM CHRISTMAS RECYCLING AND WASTE INFORMATION

Household waste, recycling and garden waste collections Normal collection day Will be collected on Delay Monday December 19 Monday December 19 No change Tuesday December 20 Tuesday December 20 No change Wednesday December 21 Wednesday December 21 No change Thursday December 22 Thursday December 22 No change Friday December 23 Friday December 23 No change […]

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Wokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection

Wokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection

Public Protection Wokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection with West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest councils, after its decision-making executive agreed this week (24 November).   The new service will cover environmental health, licensing and trading standards, and be run under a new Public Protection Partnership (PPP) starting this […]

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Potential funding to investigate regions housing needs

Potential funding to investigate regions housing needs

HOUSING NEEDS Partners across Western Berkshire have joined forces to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for government funding for a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough.   The EoI is in parallel (and without prejudice) to the strategic planning process that will decide how the homes, transport, […]

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COUNCIL TAX REVIEW OF SINGLE PERSON DISCOUNTS

COUNCIL TAX REVIEW OF SINGLE PERSON DISCOUNTS

COUNCIL TAX A review of council tax single person discounts is soon to be carried out by Wokingham Borough Council, across the borough.   Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure they collect all council tax that is due and any discount, such as for a single person, is only awarded to those residents […]

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WARNING ABOUT FAKE BLUE BADGE WEBSITES

WARNING ABOUT FAKE BLUE BADGE WEBSITES

Blue Badge Wokingham Borough Council is warning disabled residents about unscrupulous scammers who charge people for help when applying for a Blue Badge.   A Blue Badge gives free parking to disabled people and can be applied for by filling out a form and paying £10. However, the borough council has received reports about websites […]

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WOKINGHAM BOROUGH LIBRARIAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD

WOKINGHAM BOROUGH LIBRARIAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Wokingham Librarian Wokingham Librarian – Wokingham Borough Council’s, reader development officer for young people and families, Elizabeth McDonald has won the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Public Librarian of the Year Award.   The CILIP’s annual awards recognise the outstanding contribution staff make to their customers, the communities they serve, and the […]